That time of year again and we’re very excited about this summer’s tour. Bocephus is getting some much needed love as we speak from Chris, our in-house master mechanic (oh and did I mention a damn amazing drummer as well!). We are slated to hit the road on June 25th with our first stop in Kiester, MN for Kiester Days on June 27th. From there we have by far the most jam packed tour schedule we’ve had since our trips to the Midwest began four years ago.
As many of you already know Gina recently had a baby girl. After months of contemplation Gina has decided to forgo this summer’s tour and stay at home to devote her time to being a new mom. It was a very tough decision for her but we felt it was the right thing for Gina to do. She will continue to wow her audiences around central Florida as she’ll be playing many solo dates. Gina will continue to post her show dates on the web site calendar. Just be sure to look for *GINA SOLO* next to the post.
Chris, Alex and Anthony have been pouring the hours into their show as a trio. They are recording an EP with brand new songs that they will be performing live at all the shows. The boys of The Afterwhile are highly anticipating this years Midwest tour and look forward to giving their fans, old and new, an amazing show!
SEE YOU SOON!
We had an amazing time at Big Top Chataqua warming up for The Marshall Tucker Band. They were incredibly friendly and put on a great show. Our performance was recorded to be broadcast on the Tent Radio show, so keep a lookout on our website for news for when that will be released, or go to http://tentradio.com and check for yourself while listening to other great acts.
In other news, we're still adding new shows to our Midwest tour! Go check out the updated calendar. This week will be our return to Cafe 318 in Excelsior, one of our favorite venues that really orients their atmosphere to intimate listening experiences.
We've picked up some new gigs! July 30th at Gleuck's in Minneapolis, August 1st at Harbor Bar outside of Red Wing, WI, and September 22nd at Brookside Bar & Grill in Marina-On-St-Croix for their Chili Cookoff
Check the calendar for all the public gigs we have from here to October.
Thanks to all the folks that have made the tour so great thus far. We've really been having a great time! Here are some of our upcoming shows. We'd love to see you come out and join us.
The Doggery in Rochester on July 3. This is our first gig at this really cool venue.
Brookside Bar in Marine on the St. Croix. Kick off your 4th of July weekend with us here. It's a great outdoor spot with good food and drinks. Just a good time all around vibe.
Hickory Hills Campground in Twin Lakes on July 4th. This place really knows how to celebrate. If you're in the area stop by and experience it. The after parties are even more fun!
Also we're gearing up for our opening spot for The Marshall Tucker Band at Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI on Aug. 30th! Tickets available online.
Our latest album "These Days" is now for sale online! You can purchase a copy here from our site by clicking on the "Buy The New CD" tab at left, or by clicking here
As always you can purchase copies at live shows as well as digital download cards if you'd rather go that route. Thank you again for all your support! Enjoy the music!
We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out and supported us last Friday at our CD release party! We are so proud to call you family, friends and fans!! Stay tuned for direct links to be able to purchase a hard copy of the album and also to get your digital download!!!
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR 3RD TOUR OF THE MIDWEST WILL KICK OFF THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE! FINAL BOOKING AND ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE, SO DATES AND VENUES WILL BE AVAILABLE VERY SOON!!
The much anticipated release of our latest album is here!!! "These Days" will be released on May 9, starting at 9:00 pm at Cafe Davinci during our huge CD release party! Special guests, Slickwood will be performing as well, so this is a night you do not want to miss! To all of our out of town friends and fans, have no fear!! The album will be available at all of our upcoming gigs and also, on line! We thank you to all who made this happen for us, and we can't wait to share the love!!!!
We want to send a huge thank you to everyone that showed the love on our recent fall tour in the midwest. It went by way to quick and we had a blast! We all can't wait to get up there again very soon. Stay warm people from the North!!!
Packing the van and heading north! Our Fall Midwest Tour officially kicks off October 2nd at The Taphouse in downtown Rochester, MN. We can't wait to see all the great people we met while we were there this summer. Check the our calendar for tour dates and times. See you soon!!
Friday night in St. Augustine for the Mumford & Sons "Gentlemen of the Road" tour was amazing! Thank you to Ann O'malley's for having us and to all who stopped by and jammed with us. It was all of you who got us into the music for sure. We had a solid show and met many great new friends!
Anyone who has video or photos of that night POST, POST, POST all over the web! Thanks again!
This Friday and Saturday are two big days for The Afterwhile. Friday night the band will be performing outside of Ann O'malleys Pub in downtown St. Augustine for the after party of the Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes show. It's going to be a huge party in the streets of St. Augustine as the next night is the Mumford & Sons Show. We're kind of bumbed that we can't play Saturday as well (Ann O'malley's wanted us), but we will be going to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak to compete in the state round of The Texaco Country Showdown!
Come on out and see us if you're in the neighborhood! Thanks!
We want to give a giant Thank You to all the folks and venues that made our recent midwest tour such a success. We had an amazing time and met some amazing people along the way. We miss it up there like crazy and are already trying to find a way to get back! It's in the works!!
We kicked off our midwest tour with a great set at Kiester Days in Kiester, MN. We were set up on a flatbed outside the Kiester American Legion with all the fine people of Kiester jamming out with us the whole night. It was a great time had by all and such a cool way to kick off our tour. We love you Kiester!!
Check the tour calendar located on the righthand side of the page throughout our website for all of our upcoming dates!
Come on out and hang with us. It's great to be back again!
We just want to say a huge Thank You to everyone that has been so generous to us thus far in our fundraiser. Your thoughtfulness can not be given enough credit. You all are really making this a reality for us and we can not wait to give that back to you with our music, both recorded and live. It is such an uplifting and amazing feeling to know that all of you care so much about what we do. It is amazing.
Thank you again. We will be releasing an official tour schedule in the next few days and should be listening to the first mixes of all the tracks soon! Stay tuned!
Hello to all of you beautiful souls. Some we call family, others fans, but most importantly all of you dear friends. We are appearing here on your screens, heads held high, full of confidence and asking for aid. As we venture further into this crazy unknown we shall fondly name "the music business" we find ourselves a bit short financially. We are in the tail end of completing our first full length album packed with amazing material, but limited means of being able to share it with all of you and future friends we are going to encounter throughout our journey. And so, as I said before, we are asking for any help you feel led to provide out of the kindness of your heart in order that we may continue in the completion of our album and further more begin to distribute, and promote The Afterwhile.
Please allow us the ability to continue sharing our love, passion, and music with all of you.
Again any sum great or small will be worth more than you can imagine.
For convenience we've set up a PayPal link on the home page of our website www.TheAfterwhile.com where you can donate if you feel led to, or you can send checks made out to The Afterwhile at:
P.O. Box 1671
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170
Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will not forget your kindness!!
Gina, Tony, Chris, Jason, and Alex
We are so very proud and excited that we were chosen as the winners of the local round of The Texaco Country Music Showdown! There were some amazing bands and awesome talent and we feel very blessed! From here we move on to the state round in Live Oak, FL on September 14th. Thank you to all our family and friends for all your love and support during this exciting time!
Have a listen to the live radio call from Kix Country 98.7 when they announced to Gina and Tony that The Afterwhile had won! They were a little groggy from a 9am phone call, but super excited to hear the news.
Click on the link to listen ShowDownFollowUpMix.mp3